These tender perennials are from tropical and sub-tropical countries. They resemble Tree Ferns, but produce cones as a Pine tree does. Zamias produce short, bulky, cylindrical trunks that are covered with the stumps of dead leaves. From these grow rosettes of handsome, dark green, leathery, pinnate leaves. Z. pumila is a popular landscape plant
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- any of various cycads of the genus Zamia
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[ Latin zamia
a kind of fir cone, from Greek ..., ..., hurt, damage. See Plin. xvi. 44.] (Botany)
A genus of cycadaceous plants, having the appearance of low palms, but with exogenous wood. See Coontie
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<botany> A genus of cycadaceous plants, having the appearance of low palms, but with exogenous wood. See Coontie, and Illust. Of Strobile. ... Origin: L. Zamia a kind of fir cone, from Gr, hurt, damage. See Plin. Xvi. 44. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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any of various cycads of the genus Zamia; among the smallest and most verdant cycads
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• (n.) A genus of cycadaceous plants, having the appearance of low palms, but with exogenous wood. See Coontie, and Illust. of Strobile.
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a genus of 30 or more species of cycads (family Cycadaceae), small, stocky, fern-like plants native to tropical and subtropical America. They have a ... [2 related articles]
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Zamia are a genus of tropical palm-like plants of the family Cycadaceae. They are natives of the West Indies and South and Central America. They bear pinnate leaves, few in number.
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Zamia is a genus of cycad of the family Zamiaceae, native to Mexico, the West Indies,and Central and South America as far south as Bolivia. The range of one species (Z. integrifolia,extends into the contiguous United States, i.e. Georgia and Florida. The genus comprises deciduous shrubs with aerial or subterranean circular stems, often superficial
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